An opportunity to explore what a British education looks like for students aged 1-18 on our South Lake Campus, with a range of activities led by our teachers. Register your interest today!

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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Darren Butterworth

Darren Butterworth

Assistant Head of Mathematics

BA (hons), PGCE

I read law at university and graduated in 2005. During my degree, I completed a short placement teaching Mathematics and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mathematics is a subject of immense beauty that also rewards effort and perseverance; I feel very privileged to be able to work with students in this subject day in and day out. I qualified as a teacher in 2007 and worked in schools across Manchester and Cumbria in the UK.

I took a short career break of 2 years where I studied towards a second degree in Mathematics. For the last 4 years, I have been working in London as Head of Mathematics at a very large college. During my time there, I delivered several whole college sessions on the teaching of Mathematics as well as wider CPD courses for teachers. I have also worked as a senior examiner at GCSE level.

I decided to move to China in order to experience a new culture and hopefully travel to the surrounding countries whilst I am here. Several colleagues made very positive comments about BSG and it seemed an opportunity that was too good to ignore.

I consider myself a very sporty person with football being my primary passion. As a proud Mancunian, I am an avid follower of Manchester United FC but I’m looking forward to watching Guangzhou Evergrande FC and also playing for a local team whilst in Guangzhou. I have played Ice Hockey for Manchester University in UK National competitions. I’ve recently taken up photography and I’m hoping to travel to some scenic destinations to explore this whilst in China; such as Zhangjiajie national park.